AEC Software Announces Winner of Green Project Contest
-- Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council relies on FastTrack Schedule to manage large-scale green initiatives --
STERLING, VAFeb 4, 2008AEC Software, a leading developer of project-focused and business productivity solutions, announced today that David Biddle, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council (GPCRC), is the winner of AEC Software's "FastTrack Schedule Green Project Contest".
In an effort to champion customer efforts to go green, AEC Software's contest solicited user submissions describing how FastTrack Schedule has helped individuals, teams, and companies plan and manage green projects.
Biddle and his team at GPCRC are using FastTrack Schedule to help the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) develop a multi-phase strategy for a comprehensive recycling and waste reduction program.
PHL has over 200 tenant companies, 30,000 employees, and a comprehensive waste stream in excess of 10,000 tons annually that includes enormous quantities of cardboard, plastic, scrap metal and wood, food waste, packaging, and mixed newspapers and magazines. As a result, the project is constantly in need of adjusting and re-scheduling to coordinate among all parties involved. Biddle has to keep track of shifts in resources, security timelines, and contracting and procurement schedules. Because everything is connected, one change affects dozens of goals and timetables across the span of the project.
"This project is one of the most comprehensive initiatives the GPCRC has been involved with ï¿½ there are so many moving parts and continuous changes to keep an eye on," said Biddle. "With FastTrack Schedule we are able to track every step of the way and easily keep the entire team up to date and on schedule. More importantly, we are able to use FastTrack Schedule to present information about the project to key decision makers in a way they can understand. By visually demonstrating the timeline and the dependencies between the various entities involved, they see how the project is unfolding, where the money needs to spent and ultimately how the entire recycling and waste reduction program is being rolled out."
"Implementing green initiatives is much easier said than done," said Dennis Bilowus, President and CEO of AEC Software. "By providing our customers with both a feature-rich solution and green project templates, we hope to help more organizations like GPCRC and our other customers manage their green plans successfully by saving time, money, and resources."
Biddle agrees. "We just had part of a major project roll-out delayed by five months at the eleventh hour. We're working with another five major members on other initiatives and the delay has a major impact on how I allocate resources this spring. FastTrack lets me see how all our projects are going to be impacted with a few drags and a click."
FastTrack Schedule 9.2 is the leading project management software for planning, tracking, and visualizing project goals. Available in a Leopard-ready Mac version and a compatible Vista-certified Windows version, FastTrack Schedule is ideal for both experienced and first-time project managers.
For more information about FastTrack Schedule 9 visit www.FastTrackSchedule.com and for FastTrack Schedule Green example files visit: www.FastTrackSchedule.com/examples/.